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These were a big hit with both kids and adults at Easter. Made for PRMR.
Too stinking cute!!! Made these tonight and it was kind of fun (like being a little kid again). I made half the batch called for. Mine don't look at all picture perfect... but our 1 yr old grandson "oogled" at them from below the counter top as Nana Rosie was trying to get a clear, bright photo, and then he devoured them as soon as I clicked the photo. The first 5 ingredients on the list are what I normally use in my deviled eggs (usually along with some minced up onion and soft bacon bits). So I used onion slices for the ears. I wish I would have had capers on hand for the eyes and nose, but I didn't so I had to improvise. (Eeewww, the thought of using mini chocolate chips in a deviled egg just made me shiver!) I used diced carrots for the nose and chives for the whiskers (no celery on hand either). On half of them I used bacon bits for the eyes (since I mix them into it anyways) and the rest of them I used diced jalapeno (hubby likes hot stuff). I will definitely be making this again for Easter. I'm even trying to brainstorm as to how I could make half of them look like baby chicks (maybe "fluffier" with a nicely carved carrot beak and celery heart leaves for feet protruding out?). LOL I think this recipe is very versatile and can be used to let your imagination go (be a kid again). Thank you for posting this recipe. It was so much fun to make. (Made for PRMR - Spring 2013) -Rosie